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November 28th, 2009, 19:43
Since it is a slow newsday I might as well tell you about a little game called King Arthur - The Roleplaying Wargame. You can view their site here.
I know very little about this game other than it reminds me of Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, but according to the site and various posts it may have a lot in common with Space Rangers 2 in that it has a little bit of everything thrown into it. The game features many myths and legends from Arthurian lore. Whether the Sidhe will just be a replacement for elves remains to be seen. The game is only available through steam. Here is some of information on the game taken from IGN's summary of the game:
King Arthur is an empire-building strategy game set in a medieval, mystical Britain where you will play the role of legendary Arthur, the Once and Future King. You build Camelot, enlist the Knights of the Round Table, unite the country and ultimately challenge the powers threatening the essence of all their previous endeavors. You choose their own path, be it the way of virtuous glory, the might of the Sidhe or your wish to succumb to the dark powers.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun has given a brief description of the game and what it has to offer. They aren't quite sure what to make of it either and yet are very impressed with the dev diaries. You can view all the dev diaries at their website.
There is a review out for the game at Impulse Gamer. They gave it 8/10 and here is a little bit of what they thought of the game:
As Arthur, it is the players destiny to unite the kingdoms under one banner. It's empire-building , strategy gaming at a grand scale. The hero characters in the game are your knights of the round table, they lead the players armies. These knights are more than just a few stats on the screen though, as the game progresses the characters can gain skills, and gain spells to aid in battle. Knights can also be leaders in provinces. The knights skills also assists in the over all improvements of the provinces that they over see. Better yet, how will you as the player rule? What lengths will you go to get to your goals? In this Arthurian mythological game, the player forges and perhaps even reshapes the tale. There is no set alignment for the King, so slipping away from the ways of a virtuous knight, and ruler can very well happen. Choices impact the game, and too the soldiers under command. Choices made shape Arthur's character. It's pretty cool concept and is pulled off well in this game.
So if this sounds like your cup of tea then you might want to check the game out.
Thanks, Curious.
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